Have really enjoyed how this new style frees me up to not get as far behind on reviews, and I do not force myself to be as formal. Goodness knows I write dozens of formal reviews a year. Some times it is nice to just record my thoughts.
- Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo [Engaging, Multiple Points of View, Strong Sense of Place]
- Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li [Dysfunctional Families, Multiple Narrators, Leisurely Paced]
- Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing by Will Haygood [Intertwined Narratives, Inspiring, Strong Sense of Place]
- The Sellout by Paul Beatty [Dark Humor, Intense Satire, Thought Provoking]
- Sabrina by Nick Drnaso [Muted Colors, Melancholy, Character Centered]
- My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite [Dark Humor, Flawed Characters, Compelling]
- We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories by C. Robert Cargill [Unsettling, Thought Provoking, Original]